| Governing aptitude: Technology|
Whether it's welding additional armor plates onto a hull, or putting prefab building parts together, a lot of work still gets done the old-fashioned way - by a spacesuited human being wielding power tools or controlling heavy machinery.
|Upgrade per Rank||+2% armor (per rank, all ships in fleet)|
|Hull mods||Armored Weapon Mounts (1)|
|Insulated Engine Assembly (3)|
|Reinforced Bulkheads (5)|
|Heavy Armor (7)|